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Chris Rock and Dwayne Johnson both approached by The Academy to host the 95th Oscars

The man on the receiving end of the most infamous slap in television history – Chris Rock – has been approached to host the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, and another ‘Rock,’ Dwayne Johnson, has also been approached to host.

Both Rock, 57, and Johnson, 50, have been approached by the Television Academy to host Primetime Emmy Awards in September, according to Deadline, with both men also considered top choices to host the 95th Oscars in March 2023.

However, sources claim that Rock, who has hosted the Oscars twice in 2005 and 2016, has reportedly turned down the TV Academy’s informal offer, and Johnson seems unlikely to host as well.

Approached: The man on the receiving end of the most infamous slap in television history – Chris Rock – has been approached to host the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, and another ‘Rock,’ Dwayne Johnson, has also been approached to host

Approached: Both Rock, 57, and Johnson, 50, have been approached by the Television Academy to host Primetime Emmy Awards in September, according to Deadline , with both men also considered top choices to host the 95th Oscars in March 2023

Approached: Both Rock, 57, and Johnson, 50, have been approached by the Television Academy to host Primetime Emmy Awards in September, according to Deadline , with both men also considered top choices to host the 95th Oscars in March 2023

While neither Rock nor The Rock seem likely to host the Emmys, producers Done + Dusted and Reginald Hudlin’s Hudlin Entertainment, are said to be going after ‘ambitious’ choices.

The Emmys rotate through each of the Big 4 broadcast networks each year, with this year NBC’s turn.

One of the unwritten ‘traditions’ is to have one of the network’s biggest stars to host that year, though the producers are said to be casting a ‘wide net’ that goes far beyond NBC talent.

Unlikely: While neither Rock nor The Rock seem likely to host the Emmys, producers Done + Dusted and Reginald Hudlin's Hudlin Entertainment, are said to be going after 'ambitious' choices

Unlikely: While neither Rock nor The Rock seem likely to host the Emmys, producers Done + Dusted and Reginald Hudlin’s Hudlin Entertainment, are said to be going after ‘ambitious’ choices

A network’s late night hosts are often Emmy host targets, though it’s said that NBC’s talent in that department aren’t interested in hosting again.

The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon hosted in 2010 and Late Night host Seth Meyers hosted in 2014.

The lasts time NBC hosted the Emmys the show was hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Not interested: A network's late night hosts are often Emmy host targets, though it's said that NBC's talent in that department aren't interested in hosting agai

Not interested: A network’s late night hosts are often Emmy host targets, though it’s said that NBC’s talent in that department aren’t interested in hosting agai

It isn’t immediately clear what other ‘ambitious’ choices that Hudlin and the other producers might be pursuing. 

It wouldn’t be unprecedented if the producers and network opted to go without a host at all, with Fox doing just that in 2019.

Fox’s Charlie Collier explained that they wanted to use the extra time that would be allotted for a host’s monologue to honor hit shows going off the air that year like Game of Thrones and Veep. 

Host or no host: It wouldn't be unprecedented if the producers and network opted to go without a host at all, with Fox doing just that in 2019

Host or no host: It wouldn’t be unprecedented if the producers and network opted to go without a host at all, with Fox doing just that in 2019

‘The conclusion was reached that this year, because we were highlighting so many shows going away, that it would be useful to save the time,’ he said.

‘You have to look at the trade off. If you have a host and an opening number, that’s 15 to 20 minutes that you don’t have to salute the shows,’ Collier added.

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday, September 12 on NBC, with the nominations announced Tuesday, July 12, with voting starting Thursday and running through June 27. 

Emmy Awards: The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday, September 12 on NBC, with the nominations announced Tuesday, July 12, with voting starting Thursday and running through June 27

 Emmy Awards: The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday, September 12 on NBC, with the nominations announced Tuesday, July 12, with voting starting Thursday and running through June 27

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